Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is the process of injecting a sperm into a mature oocyte (egg). The sperm is chosen based on how normal it appears. The sperm is picked up using a microinjection needle and injected into the oocyte. Once the needle enters the egg, suction is applied to make sure the oocyte membrane has been penetrated. Once this has been verified, the needle is pushed slightly forward and the sperm is deposited inside the oocyte.
When Should You Consider ICSI?
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) has made it possible to fertilize eggs with sperm derived from men with the severest degrees of male infertility. We are the only fertility clinic that performs semen analysis in the Mobile, Alabama to Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Our laboratory director is an andrologist by training and education. She focuses much of her attention on the male factor infertility side of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), using Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and other leading-edge treatments.